Thursday, April 21, 2016
Semi 2: 08 FYR Macedonia / Dona
Kaliopi should represent her country at Eurovision every year. There. I said it. I love her to bits and get a bit blinded by her sheer presence.
That's where this review gets a bit complicated. Just like with her previous ESC entries I like this one but feel it is not perfect. Had it been performed by a lesser artist than Kaliopi, then I would possibly even expect this not to qualify.
And there's the big riddle. Will Kaliopi manage to spellbind Europe and make them vote for her a second time around?
Yes. I want to believe that an experienced and expressive performer can make all the difference. I want to believe this one will be in.
My grade: 3/5
Kaliopi / Dona (FYR Macedonia 2016 preview clip)